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Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Kappa Iota Omega Chapter reached milestones and received awards during the 69th Mid-Atlantic Conference held in Hampton.

Members celebrated new Jewels in the chapter at the Jewels Celebration.  

E. Marie Ivey became a Golden Member, being a member of the sorority for 50 years.  

Dr. Shelly Harris became a Silver Star Member, being a member of the sorority for 25 years. Not in attendance was Deborah Harris-Ivery who also became a Golden Member. She was celebrated by chapter members at a later date.

Also during the Jewels Celebration, Dr. Georgette Kimball was awarded the Clara M. Hines Humanitarian and Caring Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region. She was presented the award by Clara Hines, the 14th Mid-Atlantic regional director along with Regional Director Jennifer King-Congleton.

Kimball submitted a portfolio with supporting documents, pictures, and letters of the many ways she serves as a humanitarian and caring person.  She was selected by members of the Regional Awards Selection Committee.  

At the Closing Gala, the Kappa Iota Omega Chapter was awarded the Small Chapter Outstanding Excellence Programs Award for programming during 2021.  

President Waynette Kimball and Vice President Shana Brown, program chairman, accepted the award.  

A summary of the many programs presented during the 2021 year were compiled and depicted in a Powerpoint display designed by President Kimball. This presentation was compiled from the chapter’s New Day newsletter published quarterly.  

The awards were submitted by Vandell Mills, awards chairman and chapter historian.  

Waynette Kimball presented the Illumination of Excellence mirror to King-Congleton from the region.